Going over her ration book, Gracie takes inventory of what she is able to buy. The education in how the rationing system works is interrupted by a visit from the Happy Postman. He tells about how his victory garden is growing. What kind of things are growing in Gracie’s garden? Caught up in the farmer talk, Gracie confuses George. What other country talk will she wax poetic about? How will George take to the farming life? Its an excuse for a visit from Bill Goodwin and a sponsor message. Paul Whiteman plays, That Old Black Magic.
Gracie keeps brainstorming features to put on her new farm. Swans, flowers, potatoes, and just how big is an acre anyway? She even interviews a hired hand to work the farm. Maybe the man is over qualified for her little garden? Maybe he and George ought to swap jobs, or whatever it is that George does? Jimmy Cash sings, Can’t You Hear Me Calling Caroline?
Since Gracie once spent 2 days on a farm, naturally she’s a qualified authority on it. Maybe Herman the duck knows something about farming? He’s all for doing his part, but that egg laying part might get rough for him. Bill suggests some of the hardship of living like her grandmother did might deter Gracie. For Bill, the thought of giving up the sponsor product is enough to drive him back to civilization. Will Gracie and Herman see it that way?